Here is yesterday's make - made using a Sugar Nellie favourite called 'Joy'. She has such a pretty face. And..... big drum roll please......................... look at the STITCHING!!!! Can you believe it? Me?
Now then before I get too excited over conquering my fear of putting a needle through paper, I should point out that the stitching IS very basic and wasn't done using the big monster machine currently gathering dust under my desk, - instead I used a small battery operated tiny table top effort designed for quick small repairs purchased for the princely sum of £10 at my local Dunelm Mill about 3 years ago! (That too has been gathering dust under the table!)
So, onto the creation. Background papers are from K and Co (Madeline and McKenna stacks) stritched onto DCWV textured cardstock. 'Joy' was coloured using promarkers then cut out with nesties and layered onto the same cardstock. I put a cream skeleton leaf behind the image. The cream vintage lace is from my stash as are the flowers and pearl/gold embellishments. The two ribbons were coloured with promarkers to tone in with the papers. Finally I just popped on some paper pieces from a Kand Co embellie pack and put a small pearl in the middle of the one top right of the project.
I love being in my crafty space! It's a place where I can make cards, paint, alter stuff and lose myself!!
If I manage to sell anything I've made the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Campaign.
I am a football fanatic and am a mad Liverpool FC supporter.
I've been tracing my family tree for the last 7 years (with one ancestry line traced back to 1605!) and this is another addiction.
I divide my time up doing all the things I like to do - crafting, genealogy, and playing bowls! I am lucky enough to have formed several friendships through my crafting and love being in blogland!
Honoured to be selected for this award- great talented artists here and to be picked amongst them once was amazing - four times is awesome!!!
But I don't do blog awards - thank you for thinking of me. x
THE CRAFTERS COMMANDMENTS
1. I will not stuff craft supplies in every corner of my house. 2. I will not keep 9 projects going at one time 3. I will not pick more buttons, lace or fabric when I have a ton at home 4. I will not let my crafting area look like a condemmed area 5. I will not attend craft shows just to get more ideas 6. I will not relegate the kitchen table to crafts 7. I will not stock up on more craft supplies just because they are on sale. 8. I will not go off on a tangent when anyone mentions import 9. I will not let my crafting distract me from fixing dinner. 10. I will not stay up all night crafting. 11. I will not save dryer lint, empty cereal boxes detergent scoops etc. 12. I will not buy every craft magazine I see. 13. I will not make promises I cannot keep ........ See you at a craft show.
All artwork, photos and text on this blog are copyright Viv Tomlinson. I hope I can inspire people the way others have inspired me but please do not attempt to copy or reproduce my work. I consent for my work for any challenges/swaps etc I enter to be copied and posted on the relevant site, but please do not put any of my images elsewhere.